Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Works For Me Wednesday ~ inexpensive art paper

Having had 3 children of my own and having had a dayhome going on 16 1/2 years now, we go through tons of paper. Tons. I save a lot of money by going to my city's newspaper office where they print the local paper and buying their "end of the rolls" for next to nothing. There is always lots of paper left on the end of these rolls and they're great because you can size them for everything from small individual drawing sheets, to larger sheets to fit on easels for painting or making homemade wrapping paper to making birthday banners. Getting good paper cheap works for me.

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16 comments:

Janice (5 Minutes for Mom) said...

that is a great idea! i have heard of people doing it - but I really need to do it too.

Katrina said...

Ooo, I didn't even know you could do this. It's a GREAT idea! We go through a ton of paper here, too.

Beck said...

Okay, smart! My kids would run through the whole run in under a week, I'm telling you. They're nuts. Great tip!

Kate said...

oh i absolutely love this idea... i am going to find out where ours is located and hound them for paper! (ky kids love to draw draw and draw - the more paper the better)

Tammy said...

Great idea!
As any mom of young kids know, we all do go through a lot of paper...add to that we're homeschooling, and it mulitiplies!
I love this idea- thanks for sharing!

(I did a WFMW this week!)

Heather Smith said...

That is a great idea! I may have to use this idea to get paper for the youth at church!

Melanie said...

That newspaper is great. I like how they can just get in the floor and draw forever. :>)

Shalee said...

I know this, but I KEEP FORGETTING IT! Sheesh. I think I'll give them a call before I forget again!

Blessed Assurances said...

I will need to do this. My neices and I have drawing time when they are at my house. I love to draw so maybe I could draw a picture on a big banner and let them color it in. Thanks for the idea!

Anonymous said...

Absolutely love this idea -- thanks!!!

Pretty Lady said...

Thanks for the tip and the future savings!

Barb said...

I'm sure lots of moms out here are going to appreciate this - what a great tip.

Cyndi said...

GREAT idea. I didn't know you could ask them for that! I'll definitely be checking that out...

momrn2 said...

I never in my wildest dreams would have thought of that. Thanks for sharing that idea!

Barbie said...

Wow, never knew you could do this! Great idea that I could use!

PastorMac's Ann said...

We used to do this for posters when I lived in the dorms. I'm going to have to do this again. #1 Son would love to have paper like this to draw on.